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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,018

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Sharpness of tongue. : SARCASM
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She wrote “National Velvet.” : BAGNOLD
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Short song. : ARIETTA
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Transferer of property. : ALIENOR
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Not deadly. : UNFATAL
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What the Reps and Dems do this summer. : CONVENE
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Auctioneer’s items. : LOTS
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Chap. : BLOKE
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Seasonal specialty in confectionery. : EGGS
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Comforters. : EASERS
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Very unrefined. : CRASS
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Dent in one’s chin. : CLEFT
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Follower of Tamerlane. : TATAR
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Broadway word for stage plays. : LEGITS
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Best-known book of the 11th century. : DOMESDAY
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Middle name of the M. S. A. head. : AVERELL
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Source of revenue for Mr. Donaldson’s dept. : POSTAGE
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Where to find the Basques. : PYRENEES
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Man’s name. : STEVEN
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Pivot in famed double play. : EVERS
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International agreements. : PACTS
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Get in the way of. : IMPEDE
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Reputation. : ODOR
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River dams used to form fish ponds. : WEIRS
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Before 5:38 A. M. : DAWN
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Foe of the Crusaders. : SARACEN
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Part of N. Y. C., on Long Island. : ASTORIA
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Depending on experience rather than science. : EMPIRIC
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Rushing headlong. : TEARING
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The irrevocable. : DESTINY
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Forte of one of Snow White’s friends. : SNEEZES
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Cartoonist Steinberg. : SAUL
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Cartoonist Peter. : ARNO
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Opening made by splitting. : RIFT
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The issue in Korea. : CEASEFIRE
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Lawyer’s abbreviation. : ATT
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Rough guesses: Colloq. : STABS
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Implement used in a game. : MALLET
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Berra, Campy or Westrum. : BACKSTOP
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Century plant. : ALOE
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Name of a game and the best hand in it. : GIN
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“Well, I ___!” : NEVER
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Second largest lake in Europe. : ONEGA
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Louisiana’s Governor and Senator. : LONGS
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Dior product. : DRESS
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
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Goes to a meeting. : ATTENDS
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___ flycatcher. : CRESTED
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Applaud. : CLAP
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Collect, as by assessment. : LEVY
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City in Hungary. : EGER
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Man’s name. : AMOS
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Weaver’s reed. : SLEY
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North River worker. : STEVEDORE
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Garroway or Koslo. : DAVE
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Ripener. : AGER
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Cravings: Slang. : YENS
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Clemency. : LENIENCY
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Half or almost half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Small herring. : SPRATS
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Acted like a statue. : POSED
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“There is nothing like ___,” as sung in “South Pacific.” : ADAME
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Two or more divisions. : CORPS
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Characteristic. : TRAIT
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Chief city of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
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Wine: German. : WEIN
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Gov. Pyle’s state: Abbr. : ARIZ
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One of Omar’s requisites for paradise. : WINE
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Henpecks. : NAGS
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“Le dernier ___.” : CRI
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Take: Scot. : TAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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